NEWARK: A funeral service for Bernard E. Hickman will be held 10:00 A.M. Monday January 14, 2013 at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark. Interment will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives Sunday from 1-5 P.M. at the funeral home.
Mr. Hickman, age 81, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Flint Ridge Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 23, 1931 in Newark, Ohio to his late parents Bernard N. and Zelma (VanHook) Hickman. He was the owner of Central Ohio Truss Company retiring in 2000. Bernard served with the U.S. Navy
during the Korean War
and was a member of Hanover V.F.W
. He is remembered by his family as a loving husband, father and grandfather, great grandfather and as an avid fisherman.
Bernard is survived by his loving wife of 61years, Verna (Gutridge) Hickman; children Michael Hickman of Newark, Carmen Martin of Newark, Denise Wheeler of Frazeysburg, Lori Hickman of Heath and Brad (Joyce) Hickman of Thornville; seven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and two step great grandchildren; brothers and sisters Patricia (Donn) Rickard, Leland (Jean) Hickman, Richard (Faye) Hickman, Linda Byron) Harris, Cheryl (Mel) Millfelt, David (Mel) Hickman, Joyce (Gary) Schneider, Martha (Duane) Flowers and Kathleen (Ty) Crawmer as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many friends including Jim and Donna Wesley.
In addition to his parents, brother Sam and two sons-in-law Steve Martin and Jerry Morrison preceded Mr. Hickman in death.
The family suggests memorial gifts, in Bernard's name be given to either Hospice of Central Ohio, Box 430, Newark, OH 43058 or the USO.org
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